How To Join The Freemasons?

This is a question we get asked a lot here and on our Facebook page so we’ve finally decided to write about detailing the step by step process of how to join the freemasons.

It’s glad to see so many people from all walks of life, races, religion and countries be interested in joining the craft. It really gives us hope for the future and we’re glad we can help ease the initiation of a possible new member.

READ: How To Become A Freemason In 5 Easy Steps

So without further talk, here is…

How To Join The Freemasons

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Before you decide to become a freemason, there are two main things you need to understand;

Masonry is not FREE and Freemasonry won’t make you rich.

Freemasonry costs money to join, with lodges asking for an annual fee ranging from $50 to $200 (and more) A YEAR for membership (not including donations, dinner parties, regalia you have to buy etc..)

Also when you become a freemason, do not expect to receive knowledge that will make your rich and / or powerful.

Yes, you will meet new contacts and socialize with people who are “successful” but this can come from any social group or profession.

Another thing you need to remember is that whatever your social status may be, you have to start from the bottom and earn your way up by doing your degrees.


So, now that you have considered what I just told you and you still want to become, here is how you can join a masonic lodge and start earning your degrees.

If you know anybody that is a freemason, ask them about the craft and inquiry about membership! The masonic motto is: “Ask One To Be One” (ASK12BE1)

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask. 

Ask your friend if he can get you an application and if you are a person that qualifies to be a freemason (you believe in a supreme being, are over 21 years of age and have no criminal record), I am sure he will be happy and honored to pass on your application to the lodge, he will also become your “proposer” from then on.

Another popular way to become a  freemason is to go to a lodge and inquire about membership. Visit a lodge in your area. (Type: “”Your area” + masonic lodge” in Google), visit, and ask about membership.

Ask as much question as you like to any member of the lodge, or if possible try to talk directly to the lodge secretary or the master himself.

Do not be afraid to ask question: Make sure you know what you are getting yourself into.

Freemasonry Is NOT For Everybody

If you pass the three “test” mentioned earlier, have spoken to some freemasons and you like what the whole craft and idea is about, be sure to request an application and fill it out. Give it you your proposer and he will take care of the rest.

Hopefully you will receive your first degree in a few months and you’ll get your third (master mason) in about a year’s time.

Yes, a whole year or more! Just be patient and enjoy the ride.

Now that you know how to join the freemasons, just remember that this organization has / had  Kings and Presidents in its ranks; Be sure to approach it with the utmost respect it deserves.


I hope this little blog post has answered any question you might have, if you have any further questions and require some assistance, do not hesitate to contact me directly on Facebook or by leaving a comment below.

If you’d like to know more about Freemasonry, I suggest you check the video below.

Welcome to Freemasonry!

READ: How To Become A Freemason In 5 Easy Steps

23 thoughts on “How To Join The Freemasons?

  1. Greetings from the Netherlands at the time being, I am born in Kuwait as Muslim and my name was Osama Mohamed Galal El Din Seada, I am working within the Travel industry for more than 30 years and I never felt that I am real Muslim, but at the same time I was being discriminated as being Muslim in the Netherlands, I also get lost finding which kind of Christianity is better for me, so I couldn’t really find the answer in Christianity, well the most religion that I can believe in it is being Jewish but if I became a Jewish I might get killed, same as being Masonic but masonic believe which I did read lots about and I think it is the best religion and believe that I can belong to is also forbidden in Egypt and other countries but I will keep it secret for myself. I am losing my life, my money and my health either in the Netherlands through clear discrimination being Muslim which is not really my religion and in Egypt as my family thinks that I changed to be Christian which is also not true. Both Countries made me nearly bankrupt although I used to earn lots of money before the Medical and Surgical Errors started in the Netherlands in 2006 until today and in Egypt where i get rapt by my brothers taking my bank Cards and empty them from money when i couldn’t walk and I was sitting on a wheelchair hope I can find the answers becoming masonic believer

    Kind Regards
    Sam Seada
    samseada@meridian-travel-club.com (the Company is on held because of the Dutch racist system
    Dutch Phone Number 0031 6 87036925
    Egyptian Numbers: 00201126211265 & 00201143680725

    1. Even though Islam doesn’t accept Freemasonry. Freemasonry does accept Islam.

      If you’re a muslim and you’re in non muslim country (or where Freemasonry is accepted), you can join a masonic lodge with no problems.

      My apologies for the late reply. Somehow this message ended up in my spam box.

      I hope this message finds you well and feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

    2. if salvation is what you seek you will not find it in the masonic lodge. we are not a religion. the Catholic church forbid freemasonry long ago because we are not comprised of solely christian people. if you put our trust in a supreme being you are headed in the right direction. you need to decide in what god you put your trust.

  2. hi I would LIKE to join your organized community I am a Muslim well behavior and need people Like your community around me I will be very glady to be one of your members regard

    Mohammed Yussuf

    1. Hi there. Where are you from? You may find that Muslim countries have banned Freemasonry from operating.

      What I suggest you do is do a google search of “your country + freemasonry” and see what you can come up with.

      After see our post about how to join the freemasons and everything is explained there.

      I hope this helps!

  3. good day!! am i qualified to join freemasonary? i am an auto technician in the philippines but my salary is not that much.my late grandpa was a freemason. i want to wear his ring.

    1. If you’re over 21, believe in a supreme being and you have no criminal record then you are qualified to join.

      Your salary is not a deciding factor. But not that it will not be free to join. There is an initiation fee and a yearly fee that is decided by your mother lodge.

      If you need any further help please let me know, I’d love to help you.

  4. Hello, I am located in the state of New York, I’ve been Interested in Freemasonry for a very long time. I’m a college student seeking to become a better man for family and society as a whole, not money. I wanted to ask if having a minor dwi on my background will effect me on becoming a fellow Mason, note that I am not a criminal and have no felonies! It was something that I regret but learned from as I begin to grow. Please I would really like to hear back from you and thank you for the many positive charitable contributions Freemasonry brings to the community.

    1. Personally I don’t think it’s a serious offence but some lodges might do. I suggest you visit the local lodge you’d like to join and just explain to them, in full honesty, what the situation is.

      I’m pretty sure you won’t face any problems but you never know.

      Let me know how it goes 😉

    2. drunkenness is an offence but you sound honest and you realize your actions. did you spend time in jail or just a drunk tank? you are going to be asked some questions and it will come up. answer every question with %100 honesty even if it is damning and it is what hangs you because you can ask forgiveness but if you lie we will know and you will never become a freemason after that. don’t let it discourage you if their is no other issues i don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t get in.

    3. I agree! One should never lie whilst being interview for masonic membership. Always keep your answers 100% honest!

  5. I have some questions to ask of a high ranking member. I realize this is an unusual request, but if you would have patience I would be grateful. I have accumulated much knowledge and require some simple yes or no answers on some things that may directly affect me. I believe that your inner circle will have the answers which I seek.
    thank you for your time,
    sincerely

  6. Very much interested in freemasonry, but I leave for the military in March of next year and worried about finding/ attending a home lodge so to speak as I’ll be traveling a lot would I have to wait until my service is over (currently 5 years hoping to make it 20 years) and I would prefer not to wait that long to join

    1. Hi there Jordan.

      I’m pretty sure you can join a lodge in the Military and I’m also pretty sure there are Military lodges. I’m not sure how to find these but they exist.

      Maybe if you contact your local lodge they can assist you better.

      Freemasonry is great thing to get into. Congrats on your enthusiasm.

      Thank you very much for your comment and be safe out there.

    1. Look for lodges in your area on Google but beware there are many fake lodges operating in Africa. If you have any doubt please contact us.

    1. No you don’t have to be a freemason. The book and our emails are fit for anybody wanting to learn more about Freemasonry.

    1. I’m not sure if there are any Masonic Lodges left in Egypt sir. Do some research on internet and try to find a lodge near you.

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